Russell Smith (American, 1812-1896)
Romantic Classical Landscape II
Signed "Russell Smith" l.r., identified and dated "1860" on a label from Vose
Galleries of Boston on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 11 3/4 x 18 in. (29.8 x 45.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, craquelure, minor retouch.
Provenance: Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund.
The lining is adhered with wax, and a solid support is sandwiched between the old and new canvases. There are several dashes of retouch to the sky, and some glazes of retouch to the cliff face in the distance. The craquelure is stable.
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